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Saudi-led air strike kills four at Yemen radio station, U.N. intensifies diplomacy

September 16, 2018 DUBAI (Reuters) – A air strike by the Saudi-led coalition against a radio station in Yemen’s Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah killed four people on Sunday, residents and medical sources said. The attack took place as U.N. officials engaged in shuttle diplomacy to arrange a resumption of peace talks in the four-year-old. The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis has intensified its air campaign and resumed an offensive to capture Hodeidah after U.N.-sponsored peace talks collapsed earlier this month when the Houthi delegation failed to show up. The renewed attacks on the Red Sea port city, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis, could put further pressure on U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths, who has said he will press ahead with diplomacy. Four employees of the Almaraweah radio station were killed when coalition warplanes bombed its building, residents and medical sources told Reuters. The Houthis’ al-Massirah TV had said earlier that four employees were killed, three of them guards. The coalition did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. The coalition of Sunni Muslim states, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and armed by the West, has said taking control of Hodeidah would force…

Source: One America News | Saudi-led air strike kills four at Yemen radio station, U.N. intensifies diplomacy

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